Can I caulk exterior wood/metal doors

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  1. Sep 5, 2019 #1

    terry47

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    Due to our neglect our double shed doors were rotting at the bottom. They have wood frames with foam inside and metal skins covering the front and back. We removed the bottom rotted wood and successfully replaced it by spraying in foam sealant and inserting the replacement wood. From water getting inside, some of the wood has shrunk in various places so there is a slight gap on some of the sides where the metal meets the wood. (and also from inserting a little to much sealant) The doors are still pretty strong and sound. Would there be any problem with caulking the doors from top to bottom where the wood and metal come together on each side. It would seal the doors from water getting in.
     
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    nealtw

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    I doubt that would hurt anything. Sounds like you are just trying to get a little more life out of doors at the end of their life.
     
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    Yes we are. The doors are only 6 ft tall and would have to be specially ordered if we purchased new ones. We got an estimate of over $400 a door.
     
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